Will the Xbox One still be available in retail during 2020?

In relation to the console wars of the 10’s decade the Xbox One has definitely been surpassed by the PlayStation 4 as far as popularity and success is considered. While the PlayStation 4 has managed to reach at least 80 million units worldwide since its release in November 2013 the Xbox One was also released during that same month and has sold approximately 39 million. Some people might argue that Microsoft’s Xbox One console was not as successful as Sony’s PlayStation 4 due to factors such as high pricing along with first party games not being as popular as the one featured on rival game systems. While the Xbox One did not sell nearly as much as the PS4 it was still far more successful than the Nintendo Wii-U which came out back in late 2012.

Since its release the Nintendo Wii-U managed to sell under 10 million units worldwide and was eventually discontinued in early 2017 due to its lack of commercial success in comparison to the original Wii console. Even though, the Wii-U was discontinued for falling below desired expectations in relation to sales some wonder whether or not the same thing would will end up becoming true for the Xbox One in the future. By the time we get to 2020 the PlayStation 5 will most likely be available in retail and in some ways will eventually make the Xbox One look obsolete despite how spectacular the high definition visuals for video games look on that console. But seeing how Microsoft kept the Xbox 360 around for at least a decade since its release in November 2005 its very hard to speculate on how long the Xbox One will remain in retail right now.

Would the development of a disk-less Xbox One console a great idea?

As of right now one of the hottest topics in the gaming world right now involves Microsoft possibility releasing a diskless Xbox One console sometime in the near future. As it currently stands Microsoft had never officially confirmed any rumors regarding the upcoming release of a disc- less Xbox One console but has been well noted that the company had expressed interest in focusing more on streaming in relation to gaming. The idea of a disc-less Xbox One sounds interesting especially if price is lower than that of the Xbox One S which averaged around $299 following its release back in the summer of 2016. In fact, rumors have circulated that the potential price of a disc-less Xbox One would be priced around $199.

The only catch of having a disk-less Xbox One console would be the exclusion of a Blu-ray drive which one of the few features that made the other models appealing following their respective releases. Also, the idea of having a disk-less Xbox One would be appealing in some ways because it could be a feature that makes the console stand out from it competitors such as Sony and Nintendo that requires people to actually buy physical copies of games that they want to purchase. However, some would probably agree that Microsoft should have released a disk-less Xbox One game console years ago despite how it may have been viewed by critics anytime between 2014-2016.

Upcoming Games- Mothergunship: (2018)

There are so many games from various different genres that people are looking forward to as we progress throughout the rest of the year into 2019. One of the many games that some are looking forward to for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One is a rougelike first person shooter title called Mothership. The developers for this game Grip Digital and Terrible Posture Games have utilized the Unreal Engine 4 for the making of this game seeing how impressive the visuals this title looks.

Mothership will not only support single-player gameplay but it will also feature online co-op gameplay as well. As of right now Mothership is scheduled to be released for multiple game con a few days from now on July 17th. If anything Mothership might end up being one of the most popular first person shooter games of the summer. It will be interesting to see how popular this game becomes throughout the rest of the year.

Will Forza Horizon 4 have more success than its predecessor?

As many people know one of the biggest announcements that we heard for the Xbox One was that regarding the upcoming release of Forza Horizon 4. As it currently stands Forza Horizon 4 is set to appear on the Xbox One and PC this Fall on October 2nd. While the visuals for Forza Horizon 4 looks amazing players will have the option to choose from at least 450 cars. As far as whether or not Forza Horizon 4 will sell more than its predecessor Forza Horizon 3 is something that is debatable. Ever since its release back in September 2016 Forza Horizon 3 has Mario sell over 3.6 million copies worldwide.

Not only did Forza Horizon 3 do great in sales but it also received universal acclaim from gaming entities such as IGN, GameSpot and Game Revolution. Forza Horizon 3 was definitely a worthy successor for Forza Horizon 2 and many are hopeful that the same is true regarding Forza Horizon 4. In fact Forza Horizon 4 might end up being one of the top racing titles of 2018.

Upcoming Games- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice: (2019)

One of the more interesting trailers that we got to witness at E3 2018 was for an upcoming action adventure titles called Sekiro Shadows Die Twice which is set to be released in early 2019. This single player action adventure game will be developed by FromSoftware and published by Activision for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. Seikro Shadows Die Twice have so many interesting features including its setting in the late 16th century Sengoku period of Japan.

The visuals for the game look very impressive and has been compared to Dark Souls by many viewers who saw the trailer at E3 2018. Since Hidetaka Miyazaki is the director for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice the game itself looks like it’s going to be an amazing action adventure title especially considering how cool the Dark Souls series has been during the 10’s decade.

Upcoming Games: Halo Infinite

There have been many exciting reveals at E3 2018 so far including Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Resident Evil 2 Remake and many others. Now, another big title for the Xbox One has been revealed which is great you have a fan of the Halo set since the early 00’s. It was recently announced by Microsoft that Halo Infinite will be released for the Xbox One and PC. Halo Infinite is a game that many fans of the series have been anticipating since the release of Halo 5: Guardians back in October 2015.

Since its release back in 2015 Halo 5: Guardians had managed to sell over 5 million copies within the first few months following its release. The success of the last Halo game shows how popular the series still is making us wonder how well Halo Infinite will do in terms of sales following its release. As of right now the release date for Halo Infinite has not been released yet but the game may not show up on the Xbox One until 2019.

Will Monster Hunter World sell 10 million copies before 2019?

As it currently stands Monster Hunter World is one of the most popular video games in the world right now. Ever since Monster Hunter World was first released in January 26th if this year the game has reportedly sold over 6 million copies worldwide. This action RPG had impressed many people when it was first revealed at E3 2017. There was no doubt that Monster Hunter was going to be one of the most popular RPG titles of 2018.

However, it seems like the success Monster Hunter World has exceeded the expectations of many people including executives of Capcom themselves. At this rate Capcom will probably end up selling over 12 million copies worldwide before 2019.

Did Virtual Reality give Gran Turismo Sport the edge over Forza Motorsport 7?

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There is no doubt that Gran Turismo Sport and Forza Motorsport were among two of the biggest racing games of 2017.  The graphics and gameplay of both racing games were amazing but when one compares Gran Turismo Sport to Forza Motorsport 7 there are some major differences that were noticeable between two titles.  Forza Motorosport 7 includes over 700 cars to select from for the Xbox One while Gran Turismo Sport has over 150 cars from players to choose from on the PS4.  Also, the Virtual Reality feature that Gran Turismo Sport has to offer on the PS4 is one of the main things that separates this game from Forza Motorsport 7.

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However, just because Gran Turismo Sport included Virtual Reality support doesn’t automatically mean that it was a superior game.  In fact, Forza Motorsport 7 was named “Best Racing Game” by the Game Critics Awards, The Game Awards of 2017 and IGN in 2017.  Some might say as of right now Forza Motorsport 7 for the Xbox One has the slight edge over Gran Turismo Sport for the PlayStation 4.

Mortal Kombat 9 & Mortal Kombat 10 which game was better?

As far as the fighting genre is concerned both Mortal Kombat 9 and 10 are two of the most popular games that we seen during the first half of the 10’s decade. One of the many things that comes to mind when we look at both games deals with which one was better overall. There are some would give Mortal Kombat 9 the advantage since it arguably has a better roster of characters along with the inclusion tag team matches which was not apart of Mortal Kombat 10.

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While the in game mechanics in Mortal Kombat 10 was better than 9 along with the fact that we got to see new characters such as Cassie Cage, Jacqueline Briggs, Kung Jin they were all characters that many people were unfamiliar with that replaced some of their favorites from some of the older MK titles.  If one is a retro gamer they would probably be more inclined to choose Mortal Kombat 9 over MK 10 since the story of the game revisits the events of the first three games in the series.  In fact the cutscenes from the story mode in MK 9 was arguably better than the two movies that came out back in the 90’s.  While Mortal Kombat 10 was a great game the story mode in MK 9 alone was something that many people have wanted to see for a very long time.

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In some ways Mortal Kombat 9 helped revitalize the series in general while MK 10 was a game that people were excited about because they wanted to see whether or not it would exceed their expectations.  However, one of the more interesting things about the story mode in MK 10 includes the fact that Liu Kang was a villain along with a cliffhanger ending that points to Raiden possibly becoming one himself in the sequel.  In terms of which game is better between Mortal Kombat 9 & 10 is tough since they are both awesome games.

Will we ever see Unreal Tournament 4 for Xbox One?

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Sometimes its hard to believe that been a decade since Unreal Tournament 3 was released.  Back in 2007, Unreal Tournament 3 was probably one of the hottest first person shooter games of the late 00’s following its release for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows.  Since the release of Unreal Tournament 3 many people have wondered whether or not Epic Games has any plans on bring back the first person shooter series on game consoles sometime in the future.  After all, the first person shooter genre seems just as popular as it was back in the late 00’s.  However, when it comes down to an actual sequel to Unreal Tournament 3 the closest thing that we got was the pre alpha release of the 2014 Unreal Tournament game.

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The Unreal Tournament game released back in 2014 was available for Microsoft Windows but there was never a console version of the game.  As of now there hasn’t really been any talk from Epic Games about a potential Unreal Tournament game for the Xbox One.  However, if Epic Games ever decides to bring back the Unreal Tournament series for either the Xbox One or the PS4 it would definitely be something that would turn heads in the gaming world.